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Hyper-V VMs cannot find the path after storage migration

VMs cannot find the path specified I encountered an interesting issue today after completing a VM storage migration of approximately one hundred Hyper-V VMs.  Most of them began reporting: VMs cannot find the path All one hundred Hyper-V VMs were […]

Hyper-V Ignite Videos
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Learning Hyper-V 2016 changes – Ignite Playlist

Server 2016 was announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite ushering in a lot of new features for Server 2016 and especially for Hyper-V. Upgrades to the Hyper-V platform read almost like a wish list with Microsoft offering an array of […]

Hyper-V Automatic Stop Action Settings
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Hyper-V VM BIN file and AutomaticStopAction

What is a Hyper-V VM BIN file? The .bin file is a Hyper-V VM associated file located inside the GUID folder of a VM. If a VM’s AutomaticStopAction is set to: Save the virtual machine state then Hyper-V will reserve […]

Hyper-V Resource Allocation Check - Test-HyperVAllocation - Overprovisioning diagnostic for Hyper-V
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Hyper-V resource allocation check

Using PowerShell to perform a Hyper-V resource allocation check This Powershell script determines the current resource allocation health of a Hyper-V server or nodes in a Hyper-V Cluster.  The script will automatically scan the physical resources of each Hyper-V node […]

Hyper-V Manager - VM Settings - New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard - Disk Type
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Create New-VHD via PowerShell or GUI

How To: Create New-VHD via PowerShell or GUI and attach to existing VM If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the creation […]

Hyper-V - New Virtual Machine Wizard - Specify Name and Location
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New Hyper-V VM via PowerShell or GUI

If you prefer video over written format the corresponding video for this write-up can be viewed below: Here is all the PowerShell code required for the creation of a new Hyper-V VM.  The code below can be used to prompt […]

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New-AzureQuickVM Service already exists, Location cannot be specified

Resolved: New-AzureQuickVM Service already exists The New-AzureQuickVM cmdlet is a quick and easy way to create and provision a new Azure virtual machine. You may have a script setup to provision new Azure VM’s like the one below: The first […]

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Remote PowerShell to Azure VM – automating certificate configuration

Automate Certificate Configuration to establish secure Remote PowerShell to Azure VM What better way to remotely manage Azure VMs than through the Powershell?  Once PSRemoting is enabled on your VM you may try to launch an Enter-PSSession only to encounter […]

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Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile Access to the path is denied

Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile Access to the path is denied You can quickly and easily download .RDP connection files for VMs in Azure via powershell using the Get-AzureRemoteDesktopFile cmdlet. While using this cmdlet you may encounter an Access to the path is denied […]